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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    I Want Confidence!

    i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not. they are pretty and tall enough while i'm the dwarf. recently, i've learnt something about child's psychology . low self...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    Falling While Soaring

    I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could of taken it if you where a boyfriend, I could of taken it if you where a best friend, but no what hurt most was you where my...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    WHATS the Point

    I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS TURNED UGLY AFTER 6 YEARS.HES A CRACKHEAD NOW AND DESTROYED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.I AM NOW SEEING A THERAPIST EVERY 2...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside

    This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades and didn't have stupid freckles like I did. Life just seemed so perfect for her. Ok i'll tell you something you might need to know that...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group

    Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    People change but I don't.

    I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in between, and my eyes are not the same size or shape. I was always pull my hair back so it showed my whole face with its flaws. And...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    So There's This Guy...

    and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and picking at all my imperfections. Or the ones who had the nerve to ignore me for the girl who obviously looked...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    The Abyss Is Calling Me..........

    I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 & 88 lbs now (somethings wrong now I'm losing weight for no reason, have to go to dr), I am normally 105lbs. I do not believe anyone who...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    It sucks feeling this way.

    People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they are. I really want a love story of my own and it hurts that I'm not ready for it cuz of my low self self esteem.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    FACING THE PROBLEM: ME Today is January 2,

    2015. It is 6 AM in the morning and I have not yet gone to bed. Earlier, I had been in my sister's room looking up something on my tablet. I was getting ready to leave her room when suddenly, she says she wants me to stay a little longer and chat a little. Naturally, I had plans...
    girlunknownyet girlunknownyet 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    HELP. i look so terrible now. I have been having insomnia and depression. I skip school and isolate myself. I stopped doing the things i've liked. My self-esteem has dropped a lot...
    TJLK TJLK 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have low self esteem because of the way people treated me especially people I was in relationships with mainly guys I feel like I have to settle because I probably won't find...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 19 hrs ago

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    I used to . I knew it is because of my child abuse experience and later on my self esteem was low and I got depressed. I failed to love myself and all I had is : hatred, disgust...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I always fall into this pit, because of some constant reminders and also how people think/ can't trust my own arrangements. 😒
    Gayle93 Gayle93 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
    Shah190 Shah190 22-25 1 day ago

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    I have such a low self esteem, it's very frustrating. Recently I've fallen for a guy from my work and I can't even get myself to talk to him. Maybe he is married... How could I...
    DaNiZn DaNiZn 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My friend is always mean to me, in a nice way. I went to practice one day and I was really mad because I had basically picked out off of my flaws. And she asked me what my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been bullied. I have been called many mean names, had all my friends turned against me, I was cyber bullied twice on Instagram, And ever since my life has sucked. I now...
    Fernblaze101 Fernblaze101 13-15 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    (I haven't gotten it clinically proven but I am very sure that I have it (99.9% sure) judging my own experience from others.) I'm 13/Female and I have dysthymia, I guess the way i...
    Fernblaze101 Fernblaze101 13-15 3 days ago

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    I used to be ashamed of saying it, of telling this to my friends because they all had had at least one relations hip in their lives... But then I stopped caring... I mean I haven't...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was overweight growing up. From when I was about 6 to sometime after I turned 12 when I began to realize how terrible my eating habits had gotten. After being about 160lbs in 5th...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i have struggled with eczema all my life. it never gets better. i am left with ugly skin due to the scars from scratching. I have low self esteem. although i have kids i am never...
    Ericashante Ericashante 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The harassment women experience on EP especially by lust driven and indecent men and boys is a big problem on this site. And even with the many clear and even angry statements by...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So I joined EP a few weeks ago coming from a background of extremely low self-esteem and terrible body image and no self worth. I could never find anyone near me who was a part of...
    Others2468 Others2468 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am shy,reserved, sensitive, has low self esteem and low self confidence… Growing up I never had much confident in myself - there has been many situations where I needed...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    i used to think of myself attractive and i do remember that like yesterday..i was one of those teenage guys who would do my hair for more an than an hour to make sure it looks...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I have a mole right next to my nose. Not many people have teased me about it, but it makes me look so much more ugly and i have very low self esteem from it because everytime i...
    000snowy 000snowy 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I have a mole right next to my nose. Not many people have teased me about it, but it makes me look so much more ugly and i have very low self esteem from it because everytime i...
    000snowy 000snowy 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Actually I have lost ALL of my self-worth and self-esteem. I'm completely empty.
    1sososad 1sososad 46-50, M Jul 21

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    This is all natural no makeup and my hair natural ... I could never walk out like this in public . Do any of you guys know how I can be more confident in my natural self ? And also...
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    Limitless Love I have always been a girl to always have friends & boyfriends at her side at all times. In reality, I believe the reason for this behaviour was because I loved the...
    Outlawbabes Outlawbabes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    while I do not have an eating disorder I can relate to these kind of people a little. when I was a teen I used to make myself puke on purpose after eating ( I think it's call...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I feel ugly😭😭. Can anybody tell me wat they think
    Louis568 Louis568 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Olga.. No matter how many times I punch the mirror it still reflects still projects still renders that horrid reality all too clearly I don't look at myself and think "cute" I...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 18

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    These are 10 Assertive Rights I have as a human being that I have to say out loud 3 times a day... Assertive Right #1: I have the right to judge my own behavior, thoughts, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17

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    You may find this one quite weird. Within the deepest depths of my life, there are many things many people can do that I may never be able to do. There are many things that I know...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I feel like I look better with makeup and when I don't wear makeup I feel ugly
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm too ordinary. Nothing about me is different or stands out. Blond hair, blue eyes, proportional nose. So plain. Not to mention the self harm scars on my thighs. I'm surprised I...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    33 year old, my body is darn skinny only 48kg height 170 and all the girls I liked freaked out bcoz of my body. I been single far too long, and it seem no girls ever want a skinny...
    ausliajulz ausliajulz 31-35, M Jul 16

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